Driving to the Library

 

Thomas Cooper Library

Administration: 803-777-3142

1322 Greene Street

Circulation: 803-777-3145

University of South Carolina

Reference: 803-777-4866

Columbia, SC 29208

Rare Books and Special Collections: 803-777-3847

Directions for Parking at Thomas Cooper Library. Street parking can sometimes be found or pay parking is available in the Bull Street Garage. Handicapped parking is available behind Thomas Cooper Library.


I-20 West from Florence - Turn off at S.C. 277 (Exit 73) toward Columbia. This freeway becomes Bull Street: follow Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street. Turn left on to Pendleton Street. Turn right on to Pickens Street at the first traffic light. Turn right at the second traffic light on to Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn on to Bull Street. Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


I-20 East from Augusta - Turn off at exit 58 (U.S. 1 towards West Columbia) and stay on this highway which becomes Meeting Street and then Gervais after you cross the Congaree River. Turn right on Pickens Street. Turn right at the fourth traffic light on to Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn on to Bull Street. Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


I-26 East from Spartanburg - Remain on I-126 toward downtown Columbia which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Bull Street. Follow Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street. Turn left on to Pendleton Street. Turn right on to Pickens Street at the first traffic light. Turn right at the second traffic light on to Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn on to Bull Street. Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


I-26 West from Charleston - Take Exit 116: exit again on S.C. 48. Head west (left) on Bluff Road and turn right at the stadium on George Rogers Blvd. Street name changes to Assembly. Turn right on Blossom Street, then left at the third traffic light on to Bull Street Extension (half a block from the Blossom St-Sumter St intersection). Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


76/378 from Sumter - The street name will change from Sumter Highway to Garners Ferry Road to Devine Street. Devine will intersect with Harden Street. Turn left on Harden, and right on Blossom (at the light). Turn right on to Bull Street which is half a block from the Pickens Street intersection. Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


I-77 from Charlotte - Exit onto S.C. 277 toward Columbia. Stay on this freeway which becomes Bull Street: follow Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street. Turn left on to Pendleton Street. Turn right on to Pickens Street at the first traffic light. Turn right at the second traffic light on to Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn on to Bull Street. Enter the Bull Street Garage (on your left) via the third entrance at the top of the hill.


From the Garage to the front of the library: Take Bull Street Garage elevator or stairs to Level 4. Walk through the garage or walk down Devine Street Extension. Turn up the hill on the wide brick sidewalk. After walking up the steps turn left. The Reflection pool is in the front of the library. Entrance to Library will be on your left.

 

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